Colonial America

ISBN-10: 0205743161
ISBN-13: 9780205743162
Edition: 6th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Jerome R. Reich
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Description: For courses in Colonial History, American Revolution, or Early American Social History.Comprehensive without being superficial, this brief, up-to-date examination of American colonial history draws connections between the colonial period and  More...

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List price: $110.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276

For courses in Colonial History, American Revolution, or Early American Social History.Comprehensive without being superficial, this brief, up-to-date examination of American colonial history draws connections between the colonial period and American life today by including formerly neglected areas of social and cultural history and the role of minorities (African-Americans, Native-Americans, women, and laboring classes). It summarizes and synthesizes recent studies and integrates them with earlier research.

Preface
Acknowledgments
European Backgrounds
Norse Discoveries
The Crusades
The Renaissance
Trade and the Nation-State
Portuguese Exploration
Spanish Exploration
English and French Exploration
Bibliography
The Native Americans
Native Americans Settle the Americas
Native Americans of Central and South America
The Native Americans of the Southwest and West
The Native Americans of the Plains
The Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands
Estimates of Native American Population
Bibliography
The Spanish Empire in America
Spanish Conquests
The Exploration and Settlement of the Southwest
The Government and Economy of the Spanish Empire
Race Relations in the Spanish Empire
Religious and Cultural Life in the Spanish Empire
Bibliography
The Portuguese, French, and Dutch Empires in America
The Portuguese in the New World
The French in the New World
The Dutch in the New World
Comparing and Contrasting the Non-English Empires
Bibliography
The Background of English Colonization
Delay in English Colonization
Economic Motives
Religious Motives
Political Motives
Governmental Interest in Colonization
The Beginnings of English Colonization
Bibliography
The Tobacco Colonies: Virginia and Maryland
The London and Plymouth Companies
The Founding of Jamestown
Virginia Proves a Success
Virginia Survives Native American Attacks
Maryland Is Founded
The Economic Growth of the Tobacco Colonies
Bibliography
The New England Colonies
The Founding of the Plymouth Colony
The Founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Other New England Colonies
Native American Relations in New England
Bibliography
The Control and Completion of Colonization
The Colonies Under the Commonwealth
The West Indies
Colonial Policy under Charles II
The Founding of the Carolinas
The Founding of New York and the Jerseys
The Founding of Pennsylvania
The Founding of Georgia
Bibliography
Seventeenth-Century Revolts and Eighteenth-Century Stabilization
The Effects of the Navigation Acts
Bacon's Rebellion
The Dominion of New England
The Glorious Revolution in New York
The Glorious Revolution in Maryland
Comparing and Contrasting the 1689 Revolutions in America
Eighteenth-Century Stabilization
Bibliography
Colonial Government
English Agencies of Colonial Government
Government in the American Colonies
A Federal Empire?
Local Government
Taxation
Bibliography
African-Americans in the English Colonies
The Slave Trade
The Development of Slavery
The Black Population
Black Opposition to Slavery
White Reaction to Slave Discontent
Family and Religious Life
Slavery in the Northern Colonies
Free African-Americans
Bibliography
Immigration
Push and Pull Factors
Immigration Statistics
The Huguenots
The Germans
The Scotch-Irish and Scots
The Irish and the Jews
The Naturalization Process
Immigrants on the Frontier
East-West Friction
Bibliography
Colonial Agriculture
The Beginnings
Farm Implements
Agriculture in the New England Colonies
Agriculture in the Middle Colonies
Agriculture in the Southern Colonies
Bibliography
Colonial Commerce
The Colonies as Suppliers and Markets
Triangular Trade Routes?
Anglo-American Trade Relations
Domestic Trade
Piracy
Land Transportation and Communication
The Fur Trade
Bibliography
Colonial Industry
Obstacles to the Growth of Industry
Forest-Based Industries
Sea-Based Industries
Earth-Based Industries
Other Colonial Industries
Workers and Wages
Bibliography
Money and Social Status
Hard Money
Monetary Experiments
Paper Money and Land Banks
Wealth and Social Class
Social Mobility
Bibliography
The Colonial Town
Characteristics of Colonial Towns
Urban Problems
The Urban Economy
Urban Culture
Bibliography
The Colonial Family
Marriage
Premarital and Extramarital Affairs
Characteristics of the Family
The Legal Status of Women
The Concept of Childhood
Bibliography
Religion in Colonial America
The Anglican Church
The Congregational Church
Religious Groups in the Middle Colonies
The Presbyterian Church
The Great Awakening and Its Results
Bibliography
Education in Colonial America
Education in the Southern Colonies
Education in the Middle Colonies
Education in the New England Colonies
Higher Education
Bibliography
Language and Literature
The Growth of American English
The Development of American Literature
Literary Tastes of Colonial Americans
Newspapers and Magazines
Bibliography
Colonial Arts and Sciences
American Scientists
Medicine
Art
Crafts
Bibliography
Everyday Life in Colonial America
Demographic Characteristics
Homes and Furnishings
Dress
Sports and Amusements
Bibliography
The Colonial Wars
King William's War
Queen Anne's War
King George's War
The Background of the French and Indian War
The French and Indian War
The Results of the French and Indian War
Bibliography
The Road to Revolution
The Constitutional Background
The Anglican Bishop Controversy
The Proclamation of 1763
The Sugar Act
The Stamp Act
The Townshend Acts
The Tea Act and Its Repercussions
The First Continental Congress and the Outbreak of Violence
The Second Continental Congress and Independence
Bibliography
The Revolutionary War
Military Advantages and Disadvantages
The Campaigns of 1776-1777
The Campaigns of 1778-1781
Peace Negotiations
Domestic Effects of the Revolution
Bibliography
Governments for a New Nation
State Constitution Making
The Articles of Confederation
Western Land Laws
Economic Problems
The Constitutional Convention
The Ratification Struggle
Bibliography
Index

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